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Supertree Grove

Nicolas Axelrod works regularly with Great Big Story through out Southeast Asia. Some of the stories he has covered for them are travel pieces like Wat Plai Leam in Koh Samui, Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai, Supertree Grove in Singapore, The Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya, The Erawan museum in Bangkok, Wat Samphran and the Amphawa floating market also in Bangkok, other are character driven pieces like Pam's chef's table in 'Fine Dining at Home', or the story of Lek and Baitoey who sell bugs in Bangkok's Koh Sarn road, others are about food - blue noodles in the south of Thailand, or fried flowers on the Chaophraya river.

Video: Nicolas Axelrod · Publication: CNN - Great Big Story · Location: Singapore

In the center of Singapore, a manmade horticultural haven blooms. Supertree Grove is a man-made forest meant to enhance greenery and flora in the bustling city. The grove consists of 18 “trees” acting as vertical gardens, with trunks covered with over 200 varieties of orchids, ferns and climbing plants. Each tree reaches 80-160 feet high, and is connected by walkways that allow visitors to view the city from the treetops.